McCalla, AL 35111
STATEMENT OF PURPOSE
A senior plant or operations management position utilizing communication, leadership and problem resolution skills to improve operational efficiency and reduce operating costs for a manufacturing or business services company.
Formel D USA Inc. MBUSI-Vance, Alabama 2011 -
Automotive Service Provider
Project Manager MBUSI-W166-Retrofit
Implemented start-up plan to maintain timeline, manufacturing readiness and open issues list to ensure the program achieves customer milestones. Managed Launch Start up cost according to program budget. Ensure operations agreement on capital, tooling equipment and investments for program budget. Coached and motivated the launch team to encourage ownership and responsibility for the activities (functional deliverables and reporting) within the project team. Key interface between customer and launch team to achieve the program’s targets on time, cost, quality and manufacturing feasibility. Coordinate identification of launch team to identify the training needs and create training plans. Impact: 6500 vehicles retrofitted on schedule for the NAFTA & European Market.
American Alliance Training Network Corp. Mississippi 2008 to 2010
Quality & Manufacturing System Provider
Sr. Project Manager
Increased supplier opportunities to improve quality feedback by 20% with manufacturing, logistics and customer needs. Safed 15% of internal costs by setting up new guidlines for process control, process improvement, testing and inspection. Interface with supplier and customer quality representatives concerning problems with quality control to assure that effective corrective actions are implemented. Set up quality training for executives, management, shop floor members to increase the performance of internal and external quality audits.
Impact: Achieving TS16949 & ISO14001 quality awards.
Decoma – MSIG (Tier I) McCalla, Alabama 2007 to 2008
Assembly Plant for Automotive Components “MBUSA”
Managed customer parts delivery utilizing “Just in Sequence” and “Just in Time”. Communicated with customer to identify cost reduction options, monitored company processes, identified and communicated with staff to implement new processes. Developing and leading a strong organization and ensuring an effective management and development throughout the organization as per company strategy and Six Sigma Lean deployment. Impact: Reduced DMT’s/PPM’s, decreased cost and increased company profit.
Athos Plastics GMBH (Tier I) Frankfurt, Germany 2004 to 2006
Plastic Molding & IP-Interior Painting Plant
Plant Operations Manager/Board Member
Implemented new strategic business plans to increases ROI by 25%. Responsible for full P&L duties and functioned as liaison with OEM’s, suppliers, and other operations within the organization. Analyzed customer requirements to identify production needs. Negotiated purchase plans and communicated with customer to resolve production issues. Set up budgets, finances and provided reports on efficiency and financially to the Board; Established guidelines and standards for manufacturing, quality, delivery and customer service (after sales) worldwide (GM, FORD, VW, AUDI). Impact: Increased company sales, ensured top line production and increased ROI.
1800 Powder Plant Road
McCalla, AL 35111
Automold GMBH (Tier I) Cologne, Germany 2001 to 2004
Plastic Molding Plant
Facilitated increase in plant efficiency by 30%; Produced and monitored production plan from multiple customers requirements; Set up a new “MRP-System” including training; Planned raw material/supplies and technical stand by products (FIFO, Kaizen, 5S, Lean Practices, PFMEA); Developed and implemented TS16949 and ISO 14001 quality standards; Managed container/shipment via internet customer portals allowing higher performance/quality of parts being manufactured. Impact: Company awarded “Best Supplier”, “Customer Quality Award” plus achieving industry quality awards TS16949, QS9000 and ISO14001.
Westermann Logistik GMBH Cologne, Germany 1999 to 2001
Assembly & Service Provider “Automotive”
Logistic Operations Manager
Managed activities in assembly division (JIS), on-board electronic systems and bumpers, including quality management and operating safety; Planned and supervised operational procedures and functions; coordinated non-European deliveries; Installed a new “ERP-System” including training and managed continuous improvement measures (5S, Kaizen, FMEA); coordinated supplier scheduling with customer system control. Impact: Reduced NIO-parts, decreased cost and increased company and customer profit.
Noell-LGA Remagen, Germany 1997 to 1999
Manufacturer for “On Shore” Facilities
Directed environmental protection impact of transport structures/supply; environmental and health effects on employees; monitored/planned and evaluated consequences for the environment; Use of technical specifications for pipeline systems; safety and health issues relating to the operation of the fluid gas depots; Developed a manual, HSE for “on shores” facilities in Pakistan and Indonesia; Environmental Protection and efficient energy use, according to OSHA standards. Impact: Improved company compliance and ensured environmental protection.
Certified Quality Manager
Member of European Quality Association / ASQ
Honourably discharged from military service
Honorary Citizenship-City of Huntsville, Alabama
Masters Degree Industrial Engineer University of Cologne, Germany
Associate Degree Safety Technology University of Cologne, Germany
Associate Degree Quality Management University of Cologne, Germany